Sunday, March 17, 2013

lucky - Molly

What am I doing right now?

I am laying in bed.

What have I been doing pretty much all weekend?

Laying in bed.

Besides a few dinners out with good friends and a short shopping trip (errands with the husband) and church today, I have pretty much chilled out all weekend.

Lucky for me, my husband canceled his travel plans and opted for a week in his home office so he can help take care of me.

He is vacuuming, doing laundry, changing the sheets, feeding the dog, cutting her nails, taking out the trash - all with out complaints.

I am a lucky girl.

So many wonderful souls have offered their services as well - like going to Costco, running the pup and even cleaning my house.

I have such wonderful friends.
Thank you to each and every one.

I am a lucky girl.

Tonight marks my last suppository.
And I know there was some concern for me regarding my hormones.

They are attempting to wean me off - slowly.
So tonight is my last progesterone suppository, but I am still on the PIO (progesterone in oil) shot (1mL) every morning.

I am also losing an estrogen patch tomorrow, but will continue to do 3 patches every other day and 2 estradiol pills (morning and night).

I will go for blood on Wednesday and see if my numbers hold steady.
If yes, I will cut back again and go back for more blood by the end of the week.
If no, I might have to add something back in.

Some have asked why I cannot stay on my extra hormones throughout the whole pregnancy.
From what I understand, the placenta at a certain point should be able to take over. I am sure I could be on a small amount, but the hopes is that my body does the work for me. But they will constantly monitor me and won't take me off until my body has proven it can do the work.


Tanika Rice said...

I am glad you took the weekend to relax :)

Anonymous said...

Molly, this is Christine Jones - Matt, Candice & Ginger's sister in law. I saw your blog through Matt's facebook page. First of all, I wanted to congratulate you on your pregnancy! I also wanted to let you know that you can rent those doppler heart monitor things that they use to hear the baby's heartbeat. You can rent them from sites online for like $30/month or so. After 6 pregnancy losses - most of them after the 1st trimester - It became mentally unbearable for me to have to wait until each appointment to know if we still had a heartbeat or not. Renting this thing was such a relief for me, and helped me to think about things other than JUST if my baby is still alive! Congrats again, and really DO take it super easy if your doctor says so. Good luck.